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The Fifa 2006 World Cup Film - The Grand Finale
The Fifa 2006 World Cup Film - The Grand Finale
Actors: Fifa 2006 World Cup Film: Grand Finale, Pierce Brosnan (Narrator)
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 52min

Relive the hard-hitting action of Germany's FIFA 2006 World Cup. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan this is the official World Cup documentary. Provides an overview of all of the action and drama including never-before-seen footag...  more »

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Actors: Fifa 2006 World Cup Film: Grand Finale, Pierce Brosnan (Narrator)
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Soccer, Documentary
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/23/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 52min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Roman Yusupov | NYC | 02/15/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Even though the quality of footage is good, this DVD misses so many exciting points of the last world cup. The group stage is dealt with in basically 5 minutes, with a few highlights of selected games.
Argentina - Serbia, for example, only 1 goal shown. France - Brazil game omitted, France - Spain game also ommited. Nothing said about controversial Italy - USA, or Italy - Australia game. About half of the teams competing were not shown, let alone mentioned!
Highlights of England - Portugal (1/4 final), France - Portugal (semifinal) and Italy - Germany (semifinal) each goes on for 10 minutes, way to much for these games that produced 3 goals in total!!! waste of time, they should have used that time for more group games.
Overall, very dissapointed, although the highlights of the final game and the interviews were good. Not what I expected. The 1982 and 1986 world cup highlight videos were the best, in my opinion. If I knew it would be like that, I would not have gotten this DVD."
An Exciting DVD!!!!!!!
Richard D. Cappetto | Moodus, CT United States | 02/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Fifa 2006 World Cup Film - The Grand Finale is an Exciting DVD and is Narrated by Pierce Bronsnan. The DVD Is in letter box format and looks and sounds beautiful. Special features include interviews with players Cannavaro; Nakata; Lehmann; Ballack; and Drogba as well as an interview of Final game referee Elizendo.

The Film starts off with a sand lot soccer Game and then proceeds to the fan feasts and on to the game. We get the Beautiful game quote from Pala and off we go. We start of with he opening game of the round of 32 round Robin type set up-where 16 out of 32 teams move on to the next round. The first game is Germany the home nation VS Costa Rica and Germany goes on to win 4-2 in the highest scoring opening game of world cup history. The film process to highlight key games as Germany; Australia; Spain(who true to form win all three fist round games and then lose in the Quarter finals); England; Argentina who wins 6-0 in the first game; Italy; Brazil the pre tournament favorite; Ghana; Switzerland; The Ukraine; France; The Netherlands; Portugal; Mexico; Sweeten; and Ecuador. The USA had a disappointing showing this time with the one highlight of fighting the eventual World Cup Winner Italy to a 1-1 tie.

The next Round is the round of 16 nd now its win and you move on and lose and you go home. The elimination rounds begin. The DVD Highlights key games in both the first two rounds but does not cover every game. later on in the semis and the finals we get extensive converge of al those games. England over Ecuador 1-0; GERMANY BEATS Sweden 2-0; Argentina BEATS Mexico 2-1; Portugal defeats the Netherlands 1-0; France knocks off Spain 3-1; The Ukraine over Switzerland 3-0 in a shoot out; And Italy defeats Australia 1-0 in a tight one where Italy plays one man down, due to red card, most of the game.

Now we move on to the Quarter finals and again just key games are covered. Germany defeats Argentina 4-2 in a shoot out after a 1-1 tie in regulation and extra time;Portugal wins 3-1 in a shoot out over England (0-0); France stunned Brazil 1-0; and Italy easily defeats the Ukraine 3-0.

Now we move on to the semi finals and we get extensive converge of these two games. Italy defeats Germany in a tight well played game with many scoring opportunities for both teams, 2-0. Italy scored both goals very late in the game. And France beats Portugal 1-0 in a nail bitter. Both of these games was excellent and the Italy Germany game is a top 5 world cup game. It was very exciting.

Then we go to the finals. Italy Vs France. It is a very good game but is marred by a few things. One France scores on a penalty kick after a dive early in the game, they need replay on this type of thing. Two Italy has a goal taken away on an off sides call, another bad call. and third Zadine gets himself tossed on a red card in extra time with a violent head [...]. But despite that the game was an exciting 1-1 draw then went all the way to penalty kicks. Italy had never won a game on penalty kicks and even lost the 1994 World Cup to Brazil on penalty shots, but this time there were perfect scoring on all five shots and winning 5-3. Congratulations Italy a great win; Italy's 4th World Cup.

In conclusion the The Fifa 2006 World Cup Film - The Grand Finale is a great watch and a must have for soccer fans everywhere."
The beautiful game just got more beautiful...
D. Simko | PA, USA | 01/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Overall - A top quality documentary that provides a flowing tour through the last rounds of the World Cup. Brosnan provides interesting commentary without distracting from the mood. Loads of exciting action with many longer segments that immerse you into pivotal (and sometimes unusual) moments of the matches.

Video Quality - Created from original HD footage and made into 480p 16:9 format. Looked very nice even on our 110" (279cm) HD projector, but knowing that HD World Cup content exists I am hoping for a future BluRay Disc release.

Sound Quality - Lots of great sound of the crazy fans, (but seemingly no DD 5.1, only Dolby Pro-Logic?).

Extras - Have not watched interviews yet.

If you love the game, then this DVD will put you head over heels."
Meh, it's better than the Reedswain video
Toscano Barga | Southern California | 02/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Would have liked to have seen more of the goals, Brosnan sleepwalks through the very skimpy and unrevealing commentary.

The best Video FIFA ever produced was GOL!, the 1982 World cup summary, with a great commentary by Sean Connery. Would like a DVD of that one!"